I am LOVING Senna Cosmetics Totally Transforming Eye Shadow Primer. This anti-aging neutral cream eye shadow primer contains a potent vegetable ogliopeptide from natural hibiscus that functions in much the same way that Botox injections do, but without the pain and loss of facial expression!
It not only helps firm and smooth the eyelid while minimizing lines and wrinkles, it’s THE perfect concealer. It covers discolorations such as redness, darkness, or irregular pigmentation, and it stays on ALL DAY. And I’m one of those gals whose makeup mysteriously disappears as the day wears on. Well, Senna Cosmetics’ Eye Shadow Primer is what wears on…and on and on. I use the smallest dab under my eyes, around my nose and on those pesky blemishes, and it covers them beautifully — like nothing I’ve ever seen before. And I’ve tried just about every concealer on the market…usually I end up looking like a raccoon (um, too white) or an Oompa Loompa (yeah, too orange). This stuff is perfection. And it makes you look perfect.
As an eye shadow primer, it’s great, too. Eye colors look richer and more true, and they last longer.
To use, just apply after eye cream and before eye color. Smooth over the entire eyelid. May be used under and around the eyes and anywhere you need to ‘cover it up’ also, but use sparingly. A little goes a long way.
Featuring another new product with a long name from L’Oreal: Revitalift Deep-Set Wrinkle Repair 24-Hour Eye Repair Duo.
With such a serious(ly long) name, you’d expect serious(ly good) results along with a serious(ly expensive) price. Well, that’s about half true.
The results? Good. I’ve been using Revalift’s new eye cream duo for about three to four weeks, and I can definitely see a visible lift to my upper eye lid. I recently celebrated by 39th birthday, so this was a nice bonus. Plus the skin around my eyes is softer and more pliable. FYI: for full wrinkle-free results, L’Oreal recommends using the eye cream duo day and night for eight weeks, so I expect more magic to come.
L’Oreal has put together a very nice eye repair duo chock full of some heavy-duty silicones, polymers, moisturizers, and emollients along with sun protection in the Day/AM cream, caffeine in the Night/PM cream, and most impressive, Pro-Retinol A aka retinyl palmitate which is a vitamin A derivative — it’s near the bottom of the ingredient list meaning there’s very little of it compared to the other stuff…though according to my research a little goes a long way with this powerful anti-oxidant.
Retinol is what targets and fixes your wrinkles. The caffeine in the Night/PM cream acts to reduce puffiness. We like. And the SPF 15+ (yes, it does say “+” — not sure what that means but whatever) in the Day/AM cream is gentle and effective. The skin around my eyes is sensitive and gets red and irritated when I use sunscreen, but Revitalift AM gives me no problems whatsoever.
Other pluses include a rich, non-greasy formula that spreads easily = no tugging. And they last well, so your small investment is well worth it. Speaking of price, you can pick it up this power-packed beauty duo at almost any drugstore for less than $20.
Question: What’s the next best thing to a quad-shot machiatto for your eyes?
Answer: glominerals’ just-released gloEye Revitalize
With cucumber extract, hydrating squalane and hyaluronic acid, Revitalize cools and hydrates while aloe and linoleic acids condition and firm. And with all-natural goldenseal and juniper which offer a temporarily “lift” to those thin, delicate eye areas, light-reflecting minerals help to diminish the appearance of fine lines and give an overall brighter look to your eyes.
Applied over or under your makeup or on its own, simply apply a few dots of Revitalize and pat into the under-eye and brow-bone areas. Done and done. Bright-eyed and busy-tailed in one easy step. No espresso necessary. Who loves ya, Baby?
Outer-corner creases and under-eye circles are obvious places to dab your eye cream—but your lids and brow bone need love too! And if you wear powder eye shadow, subbing in a moisturizing alternative during the colder months could help. For starters, try Paul & Joe’s Limited Edition Spring Eye Color Palette: The hyaluronic acid, jojoba oil, orange flower water, rosemary extract, and white lily extract in these shadows help smooth out those fine lines on your lids.
Other eye shadow stand-ins include Sue Devitt Microquatic Hydrating Marine Mineral Palettes, The Body Shop eye shadows, and gloMinerals eye shadow trios. Sue Devitt’s formulation contains sea butter, Shea butter, hyaluronic acid, and other nourishing ingredients, while most of The Body Shop’s eye colors have marula nut oil, Shea butter, and Vitamin E. The shadows in gloMinerals’ line include Vitamins A, C, and E plus green tea extract.
Makeup tips and skin care help for dry eyelids on ELLE.com.
article courtesy Elle.com | Photo courtesy of Paul & Joe Beauté